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Want to learn how to inspire your children to write? Do your children need a quick review of fundamental writing concepts? Below are feature articles that will help your children at every step of the writing process, from deciding what to write about to writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

The Benefits of an Online Writing Tutor

Writing is vital for success in most careers and disciplines today, so students must begin to acquire good writing skills early to prepare for adult life. Sometimes a writing tutor is just what students need to help them develop these skills. This is true for both mainstreamed and homeschooled children. Read more >>

The Importance of Teacher Feedback on Writing

As we have listened to our students and parents over the years, we have realized how powerful the need is for teacher-led writing help for children that reinforces the basics. Countless parents have told us that when they try to give feedback on their child’s writing, they run into one or more of these problems.Read more >>

The Secrets to Good Paragraph Writing: Four Essential Elements

Writing paragraphs is the foundation of all essay writing, whether you’re writing in the expository, persuasive, narrative, or creative form. In order to write a good paragraph, you need to understand the four essential elements of paragraph writing and how each element contributes to the whole. Read more >>

Tips on Writing a Persuasive Essay

Writing a persuasive essay is like being a lawyer arguing a case before a jury. The writer takes a stand on an issue—either “for” or “against”—and builds the strongest possible argument to win over the reader. In a persuasive essay, it’s the writer’s job to convince the reader to accept a particular point of view or take a specific action. Read more >>

Writing A Conclusion

It’s important to write a good introduction. It’s important to keep things organized in the main body of your writing. And it’s important to write a good conclusion. In a nonfiction piece, the purpose of a conclusion is to tie things up, summarize what has been said, and reinforce the main idea. Read more >>

Writing Can Be Fun: Tips to Enhance Your Child’s Desire to Write

Being able to write and write well is an essential skill for all ages. That’s why it’s even more important today to encourage your children at a very early age to write, learn how to spell and follow rules of grammar and punctuation. So how can you help make writing fun for your children? Read more >>

The Importance of Vocabulary in Writing

Every good mechanic has a toolbox full of tools. Some tools are used more than others, but every one has a specific purpose. In much the same way, writers have a “toolbox.” This “toolbox” is constantly growing and is filled with items like grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules; figurative language; rhyme; rhythm; and…vocabulary. Read more >>

Four Types of Sentences and the Effect of Punctuation

When students learn to write, they begin by learning about the four types of sentences and the role punctuation plays in determining and creating those different sentence types. Read more >>

Understanding Writing Prompts

Writing prompts direct students to write about a particular topic in a particular way. Because writing prompts are so integral to how writing is taught and tested, learning to how to understand the writing prompt is the first step to writing success. Read more >>

Essay Writing for Standardized Tests: Tips for Writing a Five Paragraph Essay

Writing for standardized tests can strike fear in the hearts and minds of students of all ages, but it doesn’t have to. If you know what to expect and understand how to write a five paragraph essay, you will be prepared to tackle any essay writing prompt. Read more >>

How to Use Hashtags in Researching, Networking, and More

Bloggers, educators, and social media users can quickly build the education information superhighway by tagging their education-related posts with hashtags like #middleschool, #writing, #dyslexia, and #lessonplans so that others can find communities, experts, and information that will help on their day-to-day journey. Read more >>

Learning to Write Descriptive Paragraphs

When you write a descriptive paragraph, you are describing something. When you do this, you must use wording that will allow your readers to be able to see what you are writing about without being able to actually “see” it. Read more >>

Learning to Write Expository Paragraphs

When you read a textbook, the news, magazine articles, or any other types of publications, you are reading expository writing. When you write answers for an essay test, you use the expository form. In an expository paragraph, you give information. Read more >>

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